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Mr Fuzzy
post Oct 1 2003, 11:47 PM
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Little tip for those new to Invision based boards...

When you use the buttons to set a font, size, or colour, click the button again after typing your post. Either that or use the 'Close all tags' link. The board won't accept the setting unless you do.

Edit: If you do feel the urge to use colours, be gentle on my eyes - light colours really don't work for text, and it's awkward having to highlight posts to read them.

This post has been edited by Mr Fuzzy: Nov 4 2003, 02:10 PM


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post Feb 25 2005, 10:39 AM
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Actually 00 is the darkest, FF is lightest. tongue.gif But if you want simplicity you can go for 3 digits of hex (eg. #f0f) instead of the usual 6 (#ff00ff). Usually the extra colour resolution that 6 digits gives you is more confusing than helpful.

Lets explain the hex stuff more. In decimal (the usual number system we use, with 10 digits (0 to 9) since thats how many fingers we have - convenient eh) you use the digits 0 to 9 and each digit in the number has a value 10 times that of the number to the right of it, so:

15 in decimal = (10 x 1) + (1 x 5) = 15 (in decimal again tongue.gif)

Hexadecimal (shortened to hex) gets used in computers because it happens that 2 digits of hex nicely represents numbers from 0 to 255, the same as one byte in binary (convenient because computers tend to split things down into bytes, but it's a lot easier to write, say, 0f than the binary equivalent 00010000) . In hex there are 16 digits (0 to f, where a = 10, b = 11, c = 12, d = 13, e = 14, f = 15 ... you get the picture - they ran out of digits so they started using letters), likewise each digit now represents 16 times the value of the digit to the right of it.

15 in hex = (16 x 1) + (1 x 5) = 21 in decimal.

(while we're at it binary follows the same rules except it's base 2, there are 2 digits, 0 and 1, and each digit represents 2 times the value of the digit to the right of it).

</geek waffle caused by boredom>

So how does that help colours? In the colour codes each pair in the triplet (first pair representing red, second green, third blue) can have a value from 00 (black) to ff/255 (full brightness). It tends to be a lot easier to work out how your colour will come out if you know how the numbering system works. smile.gif

I'm not exactly certain but I think the colour mixing behaves slightly differently on computer screens to mixing paint colours because computer screens are emissive light sources whereas paint on paper is reflective (also somewhat annoyingly the eye copes better with reflective sources because 99% of what we see is lit this way).


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post Feb 25 2005, 10:13 PM
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QUOTE (moop @ Feb 25 2005, 10:39 AM)
I'm not exactly certain but I think the colour mixing behaves slightly differently on computer screens to mixing paint colours because computer screens are emissive light sources whereas paint on paper is reflective (also somewhat annoyingly the eye copes better with reflective sources because 99% of what we see is lit this way).
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It's that, and also the fact that mixing paint colours is mixing negatives, since you're working with what you want to be absorbed, effectively. Hence mixing all the colours on paper gives you black, but on a screen it gives you white. Strange that the red/blue/ mix works the same way, but blue/green/yellow has green and yellow switched. *shrugs*


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- Mr Fuzzy   Using Fonts/colours/sizes For The First Time.   Oct 1 2003, 11:47 PM
- - phoenix   didn't someone find all the colors you could m...   Oct 10 2003, 03:10 AM
- - quietphyscho   [FONT=Impact][COLOR=orange]I think I can... I thin...   Nov 2 2003, 03:29 AM
- - quietphyscho   I will type in orange impact! I will, I must...   Nov 2 2003, 03:31 AM
- - quietphyscho   *Breaks into the Alliouiah chorus* Wow my self est...   Nov 2 2003, 03:33 AM
- - Sir Maxerpopple   Yhat's what Fuzzy means by hard to read.   Dec 30 2003, 08:43 PM
- - acidteardrop   is this hard to read?   Dec 30 2003, 08:47 PM
- - magikeyes14   anyone know what all the colors are? cuz i've ...   Dec 31 2003, 12:11 AM
- - acidteardrop   lets see... magenta maroon beige [colour=love]kry...   Dec 31 2003, 02:27 AM
- - Sir Maxerpopple   QUOTE (acidteardrop @ Dec 30 2003, 03:46 PM)i...   Jan 1 2004, 11:41 PM
- - EvilSpoon   Teal crimson gold silver Yeah just experiment wit...   Jan 2 2004, 01:34 AM
- - magikeyes14   hm.. i think one day someone shoudl write down all...   Jan 2 2004, 02:04 AM
- - Sir Maxerpopple   Beter yet, inscribe them into a ring in aramaic an...   Jan 2 2004, 02:43 AM
- - acidteardrop   umm...krys...someone already has. Crayola did it,...   Jan 7 2004, 02:51 AM
- - MoonlightSavingsTime   Here's a thread to help anyone trying to exper...   Feb 7 2004, 01:25 PM
- - moop   This should do the job (assuming the forums use...   Sep 30 2004, 01:10 PM
- - Wyvern   Ooo! if this is right this should be green I t...   Oct 12 2004, 07:19 PM
|- - Wytukaze   Little observation from when I was messing around ...   Feb 24 2005, 11:54 PM
- - moop   Actually 00 is the darkest, FF is lightest. But i...   Feb 25 2005, 10:39 AM
|- - Wytukaze   QUOTE (moop @ Feb 25 2005, 10:39 AM)I'm n...   Feb 25 2005, 10:13 PM
- - Faerieryn   Ok I know I'm not a noob but this has been bug...   Aug 3 2006, 11:17 AM
- - Novander   When you click on the change colour icon, scroll u...   Aug 3 2006, 12:56 PM
- - Cookieflair   I soo didnt know that!   Aug 3 2006, 02:55 PM
- - Faerieryn   Yay!!!!!   Aug 3 2006, 08:35 PM
- - Hell's Vampyre   Ok so I have the font and size down pat,I'll h...   Oct 26 2006, 07:52 PM
- - Miss-Smiley   Thanks for the advise!   Nov 29 2009, 06:07 PM
- - asfasfasf   thats how you do it   Feb 25 2015, 08:45 AM
- - volo   Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st ...   Mar 29 2015, 09:42 AM


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